Cape Girardeau Rental Car Accidents
In and around Cape Girardeau County, there are motorists driving cars that have been rented from car rental companies like Hertz, Enterprise, and Avis. While rental cars can be great for people with cars in the shop and for those who are from out of town, they can be nightmares for victims of collisions involving them; this is due to unique factors that must be considered before victims can recover damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rental car accident that was caused by another driver in or near Cape Girardeau, you should contact one of the Cape Girardeau car accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. As a large regional personal injury law firm, we have dedicated ourselves to protecting the rights of injured victims for more than 30 years.What Can I Do After Being Hit by a Rental Car?
Being a victim of a motor vehicle collision is bad enough, but when the accident is caused by a driver in a rental car, things can get tricky due to the legalities surrounding rental car crashes. With that said, it is highly recommended that you hire an attorney with a history of successfully handling rental car accident cases. A lawyer can navigate you through the legal process, clarify the situation surrounding the crash, and help you validate your claim. For instance, if police officers from the Cape Girardeau Police Department – located at 40 South Sprigg Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703 – came to the scene of the accident, an attorney can obtain a copy of the police report on your behalf and contact witnesses on your behalf.
Recovering compensation after this type of collision will likely require you to show that your injuries were caused by the other driver breaching a duty of reasonable care that he or she owed you. For example, if a driver of a rental car ran a red light and T-boned your vehicle because they were texting, and the injuries you sustained had you rushed to a nearby emergency room, you would need to provide proof of your injuries and prove that the other driver’s texting caused the accident. If you do not satisfy this legal burden, you may not recover any damages at all.
The nature and severity of your injuries play a big part in which damages you may be entitled to. If the accident caused you to suffer injuries, for instance, that required you to attend physical therapy sessions and undergo multiple surgeries, those medical bills and other monetary losses deriving from the collision can be compensated for via economic damages. For intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life, you can be awarded non-economic damages.Call One of Our Lawyers Today to See How We Can Help You
At the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we understand the complex legal nature of rental car accidents and what it takes to make sure victims of such accidents are fairly compensated for their injuries and losses. Our firm advocates for car wreck victims in Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville, Hayti, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities throughout Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free appointment with a motor vehicle accident attorney. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.